The port of Nice is a most visited place in Cote d’Azur. Located in the east and in the very heart of beautiful Nice it can be easily reached by car or by feet. You can even go to the Port right upon arrival, directly from the airport of Nice, which is only 4 miles away.
The port of Nice is also known as Lympia port, name comes from the Lympia source which fed a small lake in a marshy zone, works for which started in 1745.
From Nice to Corsica there are two ferry companies operating sailings: Corsica Sardinia Ferries and SNCM Ferries.
Two types of vessels are in service, conventional car ferries and NGV ferries (high speed). SNCM run ferries to and from Calvi, Bastia, Ajaccio and Ile Rousse. Corsica Sardinia Ferries also sail to Ajaccio and Calvi.
The port of Nice provides High Speed Ferry services, schedule for which can be found on the official website.
One of the most interesting routes is of course to Corsica. The journey will take only 2-4 hours and you will reach the island.
This is quite convenient if you plan a one day trip, since other traditional ferries are a bit slower, and the trip to Corsica would take 6-8 hours.
While planning trip to French Riviera you may want to include coastal boat trips, excursions departing from the port of Nice or Cannes, Golfe-Juan, or Villefranche.
There are two passenger terminals in the port offering number of services, including internet connection, TV, Wi-fi, air-conditioned hall, car parking, play area for children, baby care section, area for snack, phones, sanitary facilities, etc.
Port of Nice also keeps the tradition of organizing annual Festival. It is hold each year in September and guests of the city and local community has a pleasant opportunity to enjoy concerts, entertainments arranged on water and on land, dancing, specialty foods, special program for children.
Nice has always been a very a popular tourist destination. It is a great starting point to explore Cote d’Azur and plan trips to Cannes, Saint Tropez, Monaco, Antibes, Lerins islands and Villefrenche-sur-Mer.